Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Colorado metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,210
25th Percentile Wage
$54,840
50th Percentile Wage
$70,300
75th Percentile Wage
$93,660
90th Percentile Wage
$122,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,300
1.76% 6.71%
2016
$69,060
2.07% -
2015
$67,630
0.24% -
2014
$67,470
3.08% -
2013
$65,390
-0.29% -
2012
$65,580
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Colorado ranges from $53,300 to $72,220. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $72,220. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Colorado Springs (mean annual salary $71,760). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$72,220
Colorado Springs
$71,760
Boulder
$70,910
Greeley
$66,220
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$64,010
Fort Collins-Loveland
$62,920
Grand Junction
$60,000
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$59,720
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$58,810
Pueblo
$58,280
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$53,300




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